The Wall Street Journal
Nobel-Winning Drug May Help Fight Malaria
A drug used widely for years to treat tropical diseases may also help stop malaria from spreading, potentially offering a powerful new tool in the fight to eradicate one of the world’s leading killers, according to preliminary new research.
Signs of dengue virus reservoir in China
A strain of the virus that causes dengue fever is likely to be endemic to southern China, a study has found, challenging widespread views that all the country’s dengue is imported.
Dengue virus 'endemic' in China, say researchers
With India in the grip of a deadly dengue outbreak, a new study suggests the virus has also become endemic in neighboring China where it can persist year-round, increasing the risk of more frequent and severe outbreaks.
Malaria as a Catalyst for Change in Myanmar
In Washington D.C., recently, more than a dozen senior officials and politicians from Myanmar, some from groups with histories of deep mutual distrust, joined together in an extraordinary effort: to eliminate malaria from their deeply fragmented country. This is move that could have a dramatic effect on the global fight against the deadly parasitic disease.
In Myanmar, a global health threat breeds room for new cooperation
In a way, the fearful specter of resistance to artemisinin, a must-have drug in the battle against one of the world’s deadliest diseases, rising in remote and rugged northern Myanmar, has made clear that global health cooperation has to move faster than political consensus.
Study: Cases of 'fish poisoning' in Florida far more prevalent than reported
A new study conducted by University of Florida and the Florida Department of Health found that ciguatera strikes nearly 30 times more people than previously believed — with Hispanics among the most common victims to a toxin that can cause vomiting, nausea and, in the worst cases, paralysis.
The Freaky Fish-Borne Illness You've Never Heard Of
A new study published in the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene found that poisoning from ciguatera, a toxin that can make you sick when you eat certain types of fish, is 28 times more common than previous data suggests. The most recent estimate from the state of Florida found that one out of every 500,000 residents becomes sick from ciguatera poisoning each year, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that only 2 to 10 percent of ciguatera cases are actually reported in the U.S.